Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree - French as a Second Language (FSL)
French Immersion Option
If you are contemplating becoming a teacher, then consider teaching French as a Second Language (FSL). The number of FSL programs in Canada has grown considerably over the last five years, and the demand for FSL teachers continues to increase every year.
The French Immersion Option is available in the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Second Degree Program. Students accepted into this option will have a major in French and will have studied/worked in a French milieu for a period of 8 weeks. Students must also pass the DELF B2 with a 70% average and no less than 60% in any one component before being accepted into the program. A number of Education courses in this program option will be conducted in French.
This degree program is a second degree program designed to prepare teachers of kindergarten through grade six. Students accepted into this program will have a first degree with a focus area in an acceptable subject area. Students must also pass the DELF B2 with a 70% average and no less than 60% in any one component before being accepted into the program.
In addition to meeting the Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree an
applicant for this option
- must have completed a major in French of at least 36 credit hours or equivalent and achieved at least an
- average of 65% in the 36 credit hours.
- Applicants with a French major must have written the DELF Tout Public (Level B2) and achieved an overall grade of at least 70%, with no less than 60% in any one skill area of the exam.
- Applicants must have completed at least eight weeks at an approved Francophone institution in a French speaking area or have acquired equivalent work experience in a Francophone environment.
Admission to this option will be competitive and based on overall academic performance and demonstrated commitment, in the personal statement, to studies in French and French Education. Applicants who are unable to fulfill the eight week immersion requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.